Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Control and Protect"

New from the University of California Press: Control and Protect: Collaboration, Carceral Protection, and Domestic Sex Trafficking in the United States by Jennifer Musto.

About the book, from the publisher:
Control and Protect explores the meaning and significance of efforts designed to combat sex trafficking in the United States. A striking case study of the new ways in which law enforcement agents, social service providers, and nongovernmental advocates have joined forces in this campaign, this book reveals how these collaborations consolidate state power and carceral control. This book examines how partnerships forged in the name of fighting domestic sex trafficking have blurred the boundaries between punishment and protection, victim and offender, and state and nonstate authority.
Jennifer Musto is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College.

Visit Jennifer Musto's website.

--Marshal Zeringue